ARAU — Jan. 27, 2019: The government is setting up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the human trafficking camps and graves uncovered three years ago in the Wang Kelian area in Perlis bordering Thailand.
The names of members for the RCI will be submitted for royal consent but when this will be done is unclear.
According to Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin the decision on the RCI was made although the police had prepared reports on the problem and also to avoid any misunderstanding or prejudices, which he didn’t elaborate on.
The commission will be given six months to investigate, said Muhyiddin after a dialogue with the Perlis Malay Congress here today.
The discovery of the camps and graves was confirmed by the police in May 2015.
When asked about potential threats arising from the 24-hour opening of the border entry points at Bukit Kayu Hitam, Muhyiddin said the government will see if there is a need to increase the number of personnel. The entry points will be opened round-the-clock from April 1. — Bernama